We recently paid a visit to the presentation centre for Plaza and Berkeley's The Met, giving us a more complete look at the high-rise condominium development in Vaughan's emerging downtown. Building on our recent article covering the presentation centre's interiors, we are returning for a closer look at the scale model of the Quadrangle Architects-designed 35-storey condominium tower and associated townhomes, crafted by Vaughan-based scale model fabricators Myles Burke Architectural Models.

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle Architects, VaughanScale model of The Met in the project's presentation centre, image by Jack Landau

The tower component features a curving front facing onto the intersection of Jane Street and Portage Parkway, marked by the prominent stripes of fritted balcony glass. The remaining elevations will rise from an eight-storey base clad in a black brick and black metal panel, adhering to a more traditional rectilinear form, and including a simpler clear glass treatment on the balconies. 

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle Architects, VaughanScale model of The Met, image by Jack Landau

The model also includes the six adjacent blocks of townhomes. The units will range in size from 1,250 square feet up to 1,490 square feet. Divided by a central driveway, residents of the townhomes will enjoy spacious private rooftop patios, partitioned from their neighbours.

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle Architects, VaughanTownhome blocks depicted on the model, image by Jack Landau

The exterior expression of the townhome blocks creates a harmonious relationship with the tower component. The scale model depicts the townhomes' contrasting cladding tones, the black and white areas being high-tech cementitious panels known as Hardie Board, while grey brick will be used to accent the wall. Doors will be a metal composite.

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle Architects, VaughanExterior of one of the townhome blocks, image by Jack Landau

Additional information and renderings can found in our dataBase file for The Met, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

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